Sunday, October 09, 2005

Rising to the call

What Does it mean to be called of God?
How does it happen? Does every believer have a calling?

Can Discover Your calling?
How can you Fulfill God's calling?

Rising to the Call by Os Guinness has some thought provoking truths. Facet by facet this internationally acclaimed Christian thinker examines life and the universal search for its meaning. What is “the call”? Far bigger than our jobs, deeper than our personal accomplishments, higher than our wildest ideas of self-fulfillment, our “calling” addresses the very essence of our existence. Discovering it in times past has changed whole nations and cultures. It could do the same to ours. A classic reflective work in the tradition of C. S. Lewis and Oswald Chambers,now ready to challenge the latest generation of high school and college graduates

Ephesians 4:11-13 Speaks of the calling or responsibility of The Leaders He has called;
11 And His gifts were [varied; He Himself appointed and gave men to us] some to be apostles (special messengers), some prophets (inspired preachers and expounders), some evangelists (preachers of the Gospel, traveling missionaries), some pastors (shepherds of His flock) and teachers.

12 His intention was the perfecting and the full equipping of the saints (His consecrated people), [that they should do] the work of ministering toward building up Christ's body (the church),
13[That it might develop] until we all attain oneness in the faith and in the comprehension of the [full and accurate] knowledge of the Son of God, that [we might arrive] at really mature manhood (the completeness of personality which is nothing less than the standard height of Christ's own perfection), the measure of the stature of the fullness of the Christ and the completeness found in Him. AMP

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